psp-3000

  • PSP Go battery life worse than PSP-3000

    PSP Go battery life worse than PSP-3000

    Here’s some new PSP Go info in case anyone wants to know. There will be three new features on the Go that aren’t available on the PSP-3000: Game sleep function, Bluetooth function, clock and calendar application. And PSP Euro Product Manager Adam Grant says the Go will have 3 to 6 hours of battery life for gameplay and 3 to 5 for videos. Hit the jump for details on the… Read More

  • PSP-3000 hacked on 5.03 firmware

    We have visual confirmation that firmware 5.03 has been successfully hacked, and will run emulators. That’s the good news. The bad news is that the exploit hasn’t been released yet, and you’re just going to have to wait patiently to play Dig Dug (or do it here). Read More

  • PSP 3000 now fully hackable with Datel's Lite Blue Tool

    PSP 3000 now fully hackable with Datel's Lite Blue Tool

    The PSP 3000 is now (well, in a few weeks) fully hackable. Datel’s Lite Blue Tool battery is able to put the system into service mode, and from then on you’re able to flash it with custom firmware. You know, for “homebrew.” Till now, the PSP 3000 was unhackable, precluding gamers from hopping on Usenet, downloading the latest PSP ISO and loading it on their memory stick. Read More

  • Review: Sony PSP-3000

    Review: Sony PSP-3000

    I have before me the Limited Edition Ratchet & Clank PSP Entertainment Pack. And with said pack comes a silver PSP-3000, Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters, National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets, a 1GB Memory Stick PRO Duo and a voucher for echochrome. Many have wondered if it’s worth the upgrade or if it’s in any way distinguishable from the previous generation. It is and it… Read More

  • PSP-3000 screen defects a hardware feature, no way to fix 'em

    PSP-3000 screen defects a hardware feature, no way to fix 'em

    It is with a heavy heart that I bring this awful, terrible news: those scanlines and other screen defects discovered in the PSP-3000? Sony totally meant for that to happen. To borrow a Slashdotism, it’s a feature not a bug. Sony Japan said this: PSP-3000 has a new LCD device with vastly improved picture quality, achieving a more natural and vivid picture than older models. By improving… Read More

  • PSP-3000's screen showing all sorts of problems: Jaggies, interlacing abound

    PSP-3000's screen showing all sorts of problems: Jaggies, interlacing abound

    What’s new in the Sony PSP-3000? A brighter screen, a built-in microphone. Oh, and a horrible interlacing defect. Good upgrade. Users on Sony’s official PlayStation forums are complaining that the new screen found in the PSP-3000 causes games to suffer from severe graphical defects, including interlacing issues and jaggies. When you plop down $200 on a new toy you don’t… Read More

  • Tokyo Game Show: Hands on with the PSP-3000 (video)

    Video: Courtesy of DigInfo Sony presented the PSP-3000 to the general public for the first time during the Tokyo Game Show last week. I had the possibility to play “Clank & Ratchet: Maru Hi Mission Ignition!” and “Resistance: Retribution” on the new PSP and the display seemed to be a major improvement. Read More

  • PSP-3000 gets reviewed

    PSP-3000 gets reviewed

    The PSP-3000 may not seem like it’s worth upgrading from the PSP-2000 save for a few cosmetic changes, but it’s the firmware that makes all the difference says Eurogamer. In other words, if you just picked up a PSP there’s no need to have buyer’s remorse. However, the new screen is much “richer, warmer and deeper than the PSP-2000.” The third brightness… Read More

  • Sony says PSP-3000 battery is the same as PSP-2000, so quit bitchin'

    Sony says PSP-3000 battery is the same as PSP-2000, so quit bitchin'


    Everyone and their mother have been bitching about the PSP-3000 and it’s supposedly atrocious battery life compared to the current gen because of the improved screen and rightfully so, IMO. Who wants to lose battery life for the sake of having the latest gen of some new fangled device? I’m talking about you iPhone 3G owners, myself included. Anyway, Sony Hardware Marketing… Read More

  • Japan: PSP-3000 gets a date and final price, bundles announced

    Japan: PSP-3000 gets a date and final price, bundles announced

    Sony Computer Entertainment Japan announced today the PSP-3000 will be available on the Japanese market on October 16th for $180. The new PSP will initially come in three different colors (piano black, pearl white and mystic silver). Value packs will also be available (for $230) and include an AC adaptor, battery pack, pouch, a 4GB Memory Stick PRO Duo stick and other accessories. Sony will… Read More